REDDITCH United boss Ian King insists being outmuscled at Tamworth will be another important learning curve for his players.

Reds lost 3-0 at The Lamb on Saturday as individual defensive errors cost them in the first half.

King had bolstered his ranks before the clash with the arrival of four new faces at the Trico Stadium. Corey Addai came in on-loan from Coventry City, Josh Martin from Hungerford Town, Louie Monaghan from Sutton Coldfield Town and Romario Martin from Nuneaton Borough.

However, despite those additions, Redditch struggled to deal with Tamworth's physical presence.

King said: "It's safe to say they are a more experienced team than us and used that experience very, very well.

"We made a couple of individual errors and found ourselves 3-0 down at half time with a mountain to climb.

"They were a physical side and outmuscled us and we couldn't handle that.

"The pleasing thing for me to take out of the game is that we made three changes at half time, changed our shape and drew the second half 0-0.

"Tamworth are a very good side with a big budget and we have to try and find a way of matching that within our own restrictions.

"It's been a difficult week because we have gone out the FA Cup as well.

"We lost against Sutton in a game where we should have capitalised on some good early play.

"The good thing for us is that it's never long in football before you get chance to right a few wrongs and we'll be looking to bounce back this week.

Reds were due to take on Coalville at home on Tuesday night.

"It's all a learning curve for us," added King. "We have to learn how to deal with more physical sides. We have to address the problem and deal with it.

"We are a new team that is still learning together and if we'd have been offered the start we've had we would certainly have taken it.

"It's now about putting that into perspective and making sure we don't rest on that."

Jack Hickman (hamstring) remains sidelined for two week but is King's only injury issue.